Half Term Walking Wednesday Suggestion….
Here’s more of a suggestion for a great half term walk that is fun and easy for this week’s Walking Wednesday. We think this is an ideal day out as it involves some learning and an activity that will keep your children busy.
We suggest heading to and stopping by at the National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus, followed by a walk up Mynydd Illtyd common.
The Visitor Centre is a great base with fantastic food and is excellent information and learning centre for all ages. There is also a shop that sells maps, local crafts and books including some written by Kevin Walker.
After spending some time at the Visitor Centre go for a walk of your choice in the surrounding area. The whole of Myntdd Illtyd common invites exploration. Visitors can head north-east up to the old iron age fort at Twyn y Gaer, with great views over the Usk Valley, or south-west down to the Traeth Moor Nature Reserve. There is also a circuit visiting both a section of Roman Road (Sarn Helen), the route will eventually take you back to the National Park Visitor Centre, so end the walk with coffee, ice cream & home-made cakes in their yummy restaurant.
An easy way to get there is to leave Brecon from the Llanfaes roundabout that connects the A40 and A470. From Brecon take the second exit that follows the signs to Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. Stay on the A40 until you go through Libanus, then just past the Tai’r Bull Inn look for a right turn.